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Types of Alimony in Bergen County

Getting Divorced? Worried About Alimony?

Many divorces in New Jersey quickly become caught up in discussions regarding spousal support or alimony. This is often the case when there is a considerable income disparity between the spouses and there are several types of alimony available to resolve disputes. When you are faced with a divorce and need reliable legal counsel, turn to the skilled Bergen County spousal support attorneys at Sherwood & Johnson, LLC.

Our firm excels at providing the support needed by those considering or in the middle of divorce proceedings. We have more than 60 years of legal experience and in that time we’ve learned how best to handle divorce court, in particular when conflicts over alimony are slowing the process. You can trust our firm to always work hard on your behalf in and out of court to achieve your goals when it comes to spousal support.

Alimony is an attempt to make up for the disparity in the divorcing spouse’s financial conditions and works to place them as close to the marital lifestyle as possible.

What are the types of alimony available in New Jersey? Five different types of alimony exist in New Jersey:

  • Open Durational —for long-term marriages intended to continue until the payors retirement
  • Rehabilitative—given to prepare the former spouse for economic self-sufficiency
  • Reimbursement—awarded to compensate for economic sacrifices made during the marriage
  • Limited duration—spousal support for a fixed period of time
  • Pendente lite —temporary alimony for whole the divorce is in the process of being litigated

No matter which side of alimony you are on, our Bergen County divorce lawyers can push for your rights while alimony is being determined so your best interests are protected. Our firm understands all 13 equitable factors which determine how much alimony is to be awarded such as the duration of the marriage and the non-financial contributions to the marriage of each spouse.

We are Unafraid of Court Battles

Alimony can be the most controversial and difficult aspect of a divorce, but our firm can stand beside you throughout the entire proceeding and fight for your rights at every turn. Look to us when you face an alimony battle.

Call our Bergen County divorce lawyers today and we can go over the details of your divorce and prepare a strategy to fight for you!